Faculty Mentor

Rosalee Allan

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2020

Department

Health Services Administration

Abstract

As technology advances, youth engage in the sedentary lifestyle of playing computer games, leaving no time for physical activities. The purpose of this study is to prove the relationship between youth inactivity and health. The inactive behavior of adolescents has contributed to increased health issues. Among them are cardiovascular diseases, obesity, depression, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. The research data was collected in the form of secondary data from a literature review, where credible peer reviewed articles published between 2013 to 2020, and government websites were used for the study. By studying the connection of physical inactivity and the health of adolescents, researchers seek to reduce cases of health conditions experienced. This research is important because it proves a relationship between youth inactivity and health issues. It can spread awareness to improve the health of the youth and teach them how to actively improve their health. The study enhances cost-effectiveness on both individual and government levels. The research will promote engagement in physical activities leading to health benefits like improved muscles and cardiovascular fitness, improved bones, reduced risk of hypertension and cardiovascular illnesses, fundamental to energy balance, and several others.

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